BLUFFTON, INDIANA, January 11, 2016 – Forgotten Children Worldwide (FCW), a not-for-profit organization that assists orphans and vulnerable children around the world, announced on Monday that it has launched a new campaign to battle child trafficking in Nepal.
Nepal is a source country for children trafficked for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation and involuntary servitude. Children are trafficked within the countr
y and into India for commercial sexual exploitation or forced marriage, as well as involuntary servitude as domestic servants, circus entertainers, factory workers, or beggars.
The border between Nepal and India is more than 1,000 miles long and lacks an adequate number of checkpoints. This makes it easy to move more than 20,000 young girls (usually between 12 and 25 years) from Nepal to India every year. The girls are taken from their homes and communities to work as sex slaves in the brothels of Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Siliguri or Kolkata. This is a life of abuse and fear. It is a life without hope.
Forgotten Children Worldwide cares deeply for these children and is working to start an anti-trafficking initiative in Kathmandu, Nepal to prevent it from happening. The ministry will work within villages to create awareness about trafficking, rescue children along the border and provide aftercare counseling to ensure that each child is fully restored in the name of Jesus Christ.